The Office for Philanthropy partners with and supports a variety of institutional and off-campus organizations to leverage our combined resources in ways that increase the impact of our donors' contributions.
CCU Alumni Association
The Coastal Carolina University Alumni Association was founded in 1976 as a unified effort to maintain contact with and plan activities and services for former students of what was then Coastal Carolina College, a branch campus of the University of South Carolina.
In those early years, Coastal's alumni were a close-knit group. Until 1974, when the college began granting four-year degrees, most students were from within a five-county radius of the campus. The development of the Alumni Association was a natural result of the institution's progress. Enrollment increased throughout the 1980s with the arrival of students from many parts of the country. In 1993, the college left the USC system to establish its own identity as Coastal Carolina University, an independent, state-supported institution.
Today, alumni live in nearly every state of the nation and in numerous foreign countries. Opportunities for alumni have expanded to include a yearlong calendar of events for varying constituent groups and for the entire alumni body.
Please click here to visit the Coastal Carolina University Alumni Association site.
Women in Philanthropy & Leadership (WIPL)
Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL) was created to transform the lives of students at Coastal Carolina University and to make a difference in the greater community. This is accomplished by leveraging the impact of women and their donations of time, talent and resources.
WIPL was formed in 2007 under the leadership of Coastal Carolina University First Lady Terri DeCenzo and some of the area's leading philanthropists, business professionals, CCU faculty and staff who were committed to supporting the University through collective giving and annual donations. The pooled donations are used to provide scholarships to deserving students and to support programs that create leadership opportunities for women across disciplines.
In the spring of 2011 WIPL held its first Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women. Now held as an annual event, the conference and the organization have grown tremendously in influence and impact.
To learn more, please visit Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University.
CCU Office of Student Life
The Office of Student Life believes that each Coastal Carolina University student's experience is enhanced by activities and programs outside of the classroom. The office creates opportunities for students to participate actively, grow personally, and explore new ideas and interests through a variety of entertainment, educational and involvement experiences. Supporting the University's mission of ensuring student success, Student Life provides students the necessary tools and resources for their individual and student organization success. This office exists to create a student life experience exclusive to Coastal Carolina University. To accomplish this mission, we will promote student involvement outside of the classroom, provide high-quality guidance and support to individual students and student organizations, and develop students who are productive, responsible members of the community.
Please click here to visit the CCU Office of Student Life site.
The Club Sport program at Coastal Carolina University exists to provide a competitive alternative between varsity NCAA athletics and intramural sports. Club Sport teams provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities. Each group is organized and maintained by students under the direction of a full-time staff member of the Department of Campus Recreation. A club sport is a registered student organization formed by students with a common interest in a sport activity that exists to compete and promote and develop interest in that particular sport. Clubs may be instructional, recreational, competitive, or some combination thereof. Characterized by being student-initiated and student-managed, the basic structure of clubs allows members numerous opportunities for leadership and decision-making. The actual success and strength of a club is dependent on effective leadership of the officers and the degree of involvement of the club members and faculty advisor(s).
Please click here to visit the CCU Club Sports site.
Coastal Educational Foundation (CEF)
The Coastal Educational Foundation was formed in 1954 by a group of citizens interested in establishing an institution of higher education in the Waccamaw region of South Carolina. The group founded the institution that is now known as Coastal Carolina University.
The Foundation's stated mission is to seek and provide resources for the betterment of the University. Since its inception, the Foundation has been extremely active in its fundraising efforts for Coastal and has conducted several successful campaigns.
The Foundation's board of directors primarily comprises business and community leaders from the University's designated service area.
The Foundation is organized as a nonprofit corporation under the South Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act and as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended.
Please click here to visit the CEF site.
Chanticleer Athletic Foundation (CAF)
The Chanticleer Athletic Foundation provides financial assistance for Coastal Carolina University Athletic Department needs, while generating interest in building a comprehensive and competitive Division I athletic program. The Chanticleer Athletic Foundation's goals are consistent with the policies of Coastal Carolina University, the University Athletic Department, the NCAA, and any conference the University is affiliated with.
Please click here to visit the CAF site.
Student Housing Foundation (SHF)
The CCU Student Housing Foundation was formed in 2003. The Foundation’s mission is to operate exclusively for the benefit of Coastal Carolina University to lease, operate, manage, and contract for the construction of student housing facilities.
The Foundation's board of directors primarily comprises business and community leaders from the University's designated service area. The Foundation is organized as a nonprofit corporation under the South Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act and as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended.
Please click here to visit the SHF site.
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